On Wednesday April 17th, there will be a 60 minute webinar detailing the use of Knowledge Management (KM) at and for research departments and/or institutions. The following is a brief description of the webinar:
Research Institutions are critical to
innovation and new product creation. The speeds to market for new products are
essential to stay ahead of your competitors. Knowledge Management (KM) plays a
central role not only from the perspective of innovation by knowing what has
been done and/or what is being done in other areas of research that can be
utilized, but also from the collaboration and knowledge sharing among
researchers contributing to the speed of new products to market.
At its core the nature of research is
to nurture open access to extensive amounts of tacit knowledge (knowledge
within the minds of people) and explicit knowledge (knowledge that is written
down) by applying a model that reflects the natural of flow of knowledge. The
model of Connect – Collect ---Reuse and Learn depicts a knowledge flow model
that supports KM within research institutions and R&D functions within
organizations. For KM to work within a research environment (as with other
environments) a culture and structure that supports, rewards and proves the
value KM can bring will encourage the continued use and adoption of the KM
In addition the choice of IT tools
(which is of secondary importance) should be brought in to the organization to
automate the knowledge flow and its associated process. The KM tool(s) must
support KM goals/strategies, provide a means to connect, collect, catalog,
access, and reuse tacit and explicit knowledge. In addition the KM tool(s) must
capture new learning to share across the organization, and provide search and
retrieval mechanisms to bring pertinent knowledge to the user.
This webinar will cover the KM
strategy, techniques, best practices and application of KM necessary for
research institutions to innovate more effectively and shorten the time to
bring new products to market.
In a previous blog post I covered KM at Research Institutions and this topic will be presented in depth in my next book Knowledge Management in Practice. For more information click on KM for Research Institutions link. I look forward to your questions and comments.
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